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Whirlpool State Park

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Address: Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
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+1 716-284-4691
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Nice little Park

Stopped by quickly before leaving town. It is a beautiful little park with great views. It was chilly, so we didn't stay too long. Would've liked to walk the trails more, and go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Molly S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped by quickly before leaving town. It is a beautiful little park with great views. It was chilly, so we didn't stay too long. Would've liked to walk the trails more, and go down to the water.

Thank Molly S
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked this state park and was fascinated with the color of the water and just amazed with the whirlpool. Don't miss going here!!!

Thank Roodude88
Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents and I visited here just a few weeks ago. It was very cold, and the gorge seems to create high winds, so if you visit in the winter, bundle up! The park itself is very well maintained. Plenty of paths and places to sit. There is a nice pavilion with picnic tables right near the parking lot with... More 

Thank OrionOctober
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go there just for 15 minutes, nothing special there, just watching jetboat down the cliff at Niagara river. We don't explore all the park because there is not enough time to do that.

Thank eljees
Apopka, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park affords an expansive view of the whirlpool with good signage and several trails connecting here.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

this was one of the hikes that we did and it was a gorgeous hike to and around the Whirlpool state park area...can be difficult in places so need to be carefu...dirt pathes...couple feet wide and straight off if you slip...whoo hoo...

Thank Bikermom852
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Make sure you visit at the right time of day, if the sun is poking up from the Canadian side, you'll get crappy photos. Free attraction and a nice little walk around the park.

Thank frequentflyer715
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We went there in early morning. The view of the Niagara river rapids forming whirlpool before your eyes was spectacular. Further We saw in low Morning lights this beauty of blue water. Even cold wind was not a distraction. The Park is beautiful lined up with tall trees. No entry fee! Worth visit again and again.

Thank Gopal L
Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was amazing. The whirlpool is so huge! The park is beautiful and had a very nice, easy walk to the viewing area.

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Scotia, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Some rather beautiful views of the Whirlpools in the Niagara River. Walking the trails (US side) provides some up close views. Some trails are challenging.

Thank MooseMikeNY

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